One charged after four are arrested following theft, multiple police chases in Marshfield

The chases started after a theft from the Marshfield Walmart store
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 7:30 AM CDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 6:38 PM CDT
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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - Four people are facing criminal charges including two teens in Genesee County, Michigan, and two adults in Wood County.

The driver, 20-year-old Natasha Rose Reese of Michigan, appeared in Wood County court Monday and is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

A theft from Walmart in Marshfield resulted in all four people being arrested after numerous police chases on Sunday afternoon.

The Marshfield Police Department responded to a report of a retail theft at Walmart on Central Ave. Authorities were told three people left in a vehicle. After locating the vehicle, police attempted a traffic stop, but the driver sped away resulting in an hour-long chase. Police pursued the vehicle for a short time, but terminated the chase due to safety concerns to everyone involved and other drivers.

The Pittsville Police Department later found the same vehicle, leading to another chase which was also canceled.

“We assisted them with the first attempted traffic stop that went North out of town and back into town. We were not a part of the middle part in Pittsville when a Pittsville officer tried to stop the car,” said Chief Deputy Quentin A. Ellis.

A Wood County deputy found the vehicle again west of Nekoosa on Highway 137. The deputy conducted another traffic stop but another chase was attempted after the driver did not comply. Authorities say the chase was terminated in the Town of Wisconsin Rapids due to the reckless behavior of the driver.

The vehicle was discovered again in a parking lot in Wisconsin Rapids. Police say the driver, identified as a 20-year-old woman, walked into a where she was later arrested. An 18-year-old and two teenagers were later identified as suspects and apprehended.

”We all train relatively the same. We use a state-based training for our pursuits and emergency vehicle operations, so this again is just a testament of communication between agencies and working together,” Deputy Ellis added.